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Colusa Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Colusa County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries, both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Colusa Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 6-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Colusa and Colusa County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
199 E Webster Street
Colusa, California 95932
Colusa Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Colusa Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationColusa California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 22, 2019
- Failure to Attempt Different Approaches before Using a Bed Rail – citation #F700 date May 22, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure an environment free from accident hazards for [one resident].” Specifically, “the sink in the resident’s room had hot water greater than 130°F [and] the designated resident smoking area did not contain the necessary safety equipment to extinguish cigarettes in case of a fire.”
These failed practices had the potential to result in harm to residents. The Maintenance Supervisor stated, “he did not perform any routine water temperature checks, and he had the boiler set to 136°F.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was assessed for entrapment (when a resident is caught, trapped or entangled in the spaces in or about the bed rail, mattress, or hospital bed frame) risk due to the use of handrails and correct installation of bed rails based on manufacturers recommendations.” The nursing home also failed to secure a resident representative informed consent “before the use of the bed rails.”
The state investigators toured the facility where the resident was “observed in bed with half bed rails in the up position on the upper part of the resident’s bed.” The state investigators requested from the Director of Nursing the facility’s policy and procedure for the use of bed rails. The Director “later confirmed the facility did not have a policy or procedure addressing the use of bed rails.”
A Licensed Nurse reviewed the resident’s clinical records and confirmed “the record did not contain informed consent, a Care Plan, or Physician’s orders” for the use of the bed rails. The nurse stated that “the bed rails were not being used as a form of restraint, but rather for bed mobility to allow the resident to assist staff and [to reposition] himself.”
A review of the resident’s clinical record for documentation that supports the use of the bed rails failed to identify a documented record from the resident’s guardian. The “Care Plan addressing the safe use of bed rails was not initiated.” The investigators reviewed the interdisciplinary team Group Notes and found “no documentation addressing alternatives considered [before the] use of the bed rails for [the resident] or an assessment for the risk of entrapment.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of harm, mistreatment, or abuse while residing at Colusa Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Colusa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Colusa.
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